It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Message Board

Anyone 'food combining' for IBS relief?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-30-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 8
alleynyc HB User
Anyone 'food combining' for IBS relief?

In my forever quest to get relief from my symptoms (reflux, constipation, mucus, major gas pains and cramping, farting/burping), I am trying yet another diet to see if I can make my IBS symptoms a bit calmer. I'll deal with reflux (if that's even possible) later.

Anyway, I was reading that food combining can 'speed digestion'. I'm not sure if that's true but anecdotally it makes sense. Carbs and proteins require different acids from your stomach and they end up canceling each other out if you eat them at the same time. That's the conceit. This cancellation should make no difference with me since I'm on so much reflux medication I *have* no acid left but anyway, I went for it. After a full week of food combining certain things have changed:
  • I'm pretty regular - like for the first time in months no horrible constipation (I also take probiotics but have taken them for a year so this change is not from them). Still feel not perfect but I'm like at 95% good with this.
  • No real gas pain situation - choice!
  • Greatly reduced burping/farting.
  • I feel better overall.
  • I am extremely thirsty all the time despite drinking a ton of water and eating at least 6-7 veggie/fruit servings a day. Not sure what that's about.
  • I am *able* to eat a ton of produce with no gas pains. Before I could maybe get through 3, on a good day 5 servings but some days nothing at all. That has not been an issue this week at all!
The jury's out - it's only been a week - but I'm wondering if anyone else has tried this and had success with it. To be honest, the biggest change and it may just be a keeper even if I find this diet doesn't really work is eating all my fruit in the morning. I love fruit but it just bothered my stomach. This week, not an issue. I eat 2-3 servings of fruit in the morning before anything else and then eat 'breakfast' about half an hour later and have had no stomach upset at all. It's like I never ate the fruit! Love that.

(For information purposes, if you know what reflux triggers are, they've been gone from my diet for a year. So no diet changes there but I do feel like my reflux is a tinge better as well. And yes, I still have reflux ON reflux medication but that's another conversation....)


Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Anyone tried the Sherry Brescia program? pinktulip Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 22 06-19-2010 04:41 PM
Massive relief from using AIM Herbal Fibre Blend!! anyone else use it? BoneyJ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 0 04-20-2009 03:05 AM
Question Anyone have this crazy problem? suzyshop1 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 4 08-01-2008 03:39 AM
does IBS cause ribbon shaped stool Duck 64 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 7 01-27-2008 09:11 AM
Has anyone tried Sunrider? desiii Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 5 02-13-2007 12:14 PM
anyone have mucus with IBS? shnswms Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 14 12-30-2006 10:17 PM
Anyone else this depressed because of IBS marpham Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 14 10-12-2005 05:24 PM
This make sense to anyone else ? ashfree Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 2 05-27-2005 11:10 AM
Questran anyone? midwestmom Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 2 04-17-2005 09:53 AM
anyone have any idea what is wrong, didnt know where to post BrokenSoldier Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 1 01-22-2005 02:06 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:36 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!